(A letter received in our office)
I want to tell you what prevented me from having the procedure done, thank God!
All of my teenage years my best friend, because of her much-older sisters (and women’s lib) would say, “If I ever got pregnant, I would have an abortion.”
So those tapes played in my mind for years. Then at age 23 I got pregnant, so I made an appointment to have an abortion. Then Pope John Paul was elected.
I think it was I and not II, but I am not sure who said this, but it changed my whole world and point of view around. He said, “Women who have their babies nowadays are heroes.” And that appealed to me.
Then Phil Donahue (Marlo Thomas’ husband who had a live talk show at the time) had the live birth of a baby the first time ever telecast on his show! And I found it to be so beautiful.
Then I couldn’t sleep all of the time and I cried all of the time and was very confused. So, my “friend” since childhood who always was pro-life and I talked (I called her) and she said that if she thought I was going to keep the baby that I should have the abortion , but if I was going to give it up for adoption, I should go ahead and have it. She then added, “Because you like to travel.” (!!!!)
What! I thought. Thanks, “friend.” I think she thought I’d make a bad mother, but maybe God was using her as a catalyst. Anyway, I decided to cancel the abortion, thanks be to God and the unknown prayers of people like you who are working so hard to defend life (thank God for all of you and saints and angels and oh, don’t forget the Virgin Mary who I am sure was helping me, too)
My friend, Michael (now my husband of 34 years and father of our baby) also “wished” that I wouldn’t have the abortion. Everyone got through to me, broke those old tapes and a son was born, praise and thank God! When I was pregnant with my daughter, the night before she was born, I typed my whole story regarding the above and sent it to St. Anthony’s Messenger and Reader’s Digest, hoping they would publish it and I signed it “Anonymous.” I didn’t want any money. I just wanted people to know what God had done for me and my son. I don’t know if either of them had the story published, but I feel I need to tell people so that it may help open their eyes, too.
That is why I am telling you. I hope you don’t mind and I hope it helps you help others in our cause to help save unborn babies from abortion for their sakes as well as the mother’s.
Thank you for reading this and for all you do to help save unborn babies from being destroyed as well as the lives of their mothers. God Bless and reward you profusely for all you do.